30.09. - 09.10.2021

Cassandro the Exotico! France 2018 | 73 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Marie Losier

Born in France, MARIE LOSIER (*1972) lives and works as a film-maker and curator in New York. Her film The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye won the 2011 Teddy Award at the Berlinale.

rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY A portrait of the Mexican drag queen/wrestler Cassandro and his retirement from the sport.
„Exótico“ is the name given to wrestlers who appear in drag. Saul Armendariz, better known as Cassandro, is one of the sport's most successful protagonists. With magnificent mane, make-up and muscles, in 1992 the openly gay sportsman became the first Exotico to become world champion, a sensation at the time. But now, after 26 years' hard fighting and numerous broken bones Cassandro has decided to hang up both his costumes and his wrestling boots. Director Marie Losier accompanied the final years of Cassandro's career and gained unusual insights into an extraordinary personality.
Original title: Cassandro the Exotico!
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, Spanish
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Marie Losier
Screenplay: Marie Losier, Antoine Barraud
Cast: Cassandro
Producer: Carole Chassaing, Antoine Barraud
Director of Photography: Marie Losier
Production Design:
Editor: Ael Dallier Vega
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Urban Distribution International
Production: Tamara Films; Tu Vas Voir
Contact: Morgane Delay, Urban Distribution International:


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